This License Terms and Conditions (this “License”) provides the scope and conditions of noncommercial and personal use permitted by SapphiArt Japan K.K. (the “Company”) to those who wish to conduct Derivative Work activities in connection with the Characters to which the rights are owned by the Company.
Those who wish to conduct derivative work activities by using the Company’s Characters, shall be deemed to agree to be bound by this License by starting use of the Company’s Characters without any reservations and without attaching any collateral conditions to the License.
Article 1. Definitions
1.1 In this License, the definitions of the terms in each of the items below shall have
the meanings specified in the said item. (1) Character(s)
A artistic work which was created to express a concrete idea, given a name and characterized by voice, appearance, personality, interpretation of the world, etc. in order to distinguish its existence from others.
The individual or all characters which are subject to this License and owned by the Company. Company’s Characters include SapphiArt-chan(including but not limited to attachment1) and Characters which are scheduled to be released in the official webpage (https://www.sapphiart.co.jp/)
Specifically, the Company’s characters shall be displayed under the following procedures in whole or in part:
Graphics which visualizes the image, personality, design, etc. of the Company’s c haracters and their appearance and interpretation of the world displayed by digital data including its 3D model data;
Digital voice data of the Company’s characters recorded by the Company; or
Images and its digital data of logos etc. which were created or recorded by the Company.
(3)Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters
Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters means digital data of the Company’s Characters which were made into a format usable by standard computers.
Copyrighted work created by translating, arranging, transforming, dramatizing,
filming, or otherwise adapting the copyrighted work.
A copyrighted work derived by changing, removing or performing other alterations
to the copyrighted work and is not considered to be a secondary work.
A collective term for Modifications, Secondary Works and copyrighted works created
by relying on other copyrighted works.
A natural and individual person who uses the Company’s Characters and its Derivative Works.
1.2 Unless otherwise provided for in this License, the definitions and interpretations of other terms shall follow the provisions of the Copyright Act of Japan.
Article 2. Relationship with Copyright Act and other applicable laws
2.1 Company’s Characters and Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters are
protected by the Copyright Act of Japan and other applicable laws.
2.2 This License does not prevent the use of Company’s Characters by the Users in a way which is generally approved by the Copyright Act and other applicable laws.
2.3 The Company owns proprietary rights to the copyright of Modifications of the Company’s Characters.
2.4 Based on Article 28 of the Copyright Act of Japan, with respect to the use of the Secondary Works of the Company’s Characters, the Company owns proprietary rights to the same types of rights held by the authors of the said Secondary Works amongst the rights stipulated in Articles 21 through 27 of the Copyright Act of Japan.
3.1 With respect to Company’s Characters and Digital Asset Data of Company’s
Character, the Company non-exclusively permits to the Users the following acts to be conducted by the Users themselves in compliance with each articles of this License:
- (1) Use of Company’s Characters, Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters, and Secondary Works created by the User (“Company’s Character etc.”) personally and noncommercially.
- (2) Creation of Derivative Works of the Company’s Characters;and
- (3) Using all or a part of the name of the Company’s Character in the title, descriptive
text, etc. of the Derivative Work of Articles 3.1.(2) and 3.1.(3) created by the Users themselves or giving an independent name using a part of the name of the Company’s Character for the said Derivative Work.
(1) Having this License be succeeded to third parties who receives the Distribution, etc. in case of Performance, screening, public transmission, display or distribution (“Distribution etc.”) the Company’s Characters etc;
(2) Not using the Company’s Characters etc. for acts or purposes offensive to public order and morals, for antisocial acts or purposes, for certain beliefs or religion, or for making a political statement;
(3) Not damaging the reputation and dignity of the Company’s Characters etc., the Company, and the products and services provided by the Company;
(4) Not acting in a manner which will damage the intellectual property rights and any other rights of a third party and not using the Company’s Characters etc. with the purpose of damaging such rights;
(5) Not using the Company’s Characters etc. adult-only content, service, and for advertisement etc. of such regardless of profit oriented or nonprofit oriented;
(6) Not making indications or using in a manner which may lead others to misunderstanding that it is an official product of the Company unless otherwise given approval by the Company; and
(7) Otherwise not using in a manner which the Company determines to be inappropriate.
3.3 In the event the User performs the use permitted under Article3.1, the User shall display the license logo, which is specified in other contract, or ©SCL next to the Company’s Characters etc. in a reasonable manner which may easily be confirmed visually.
3.4 In the event the User redistributes the Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters distributed by the Company based on the use permitted under Article 3.1, it shall distribute by enclosing a set of separately defined license related files in addition to the indication of the license logo or license sign provided in Article 3.3.
3.5 The User shall not exercise its moral authorial rights regarding the Derivative Works of the Company’s Characters and the Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters created by the User against the Company and those granted approval by the Company.
3.6 When the User desires to use the Company’s Characters etc. for commercial or profit oriented usage, the User shall notify its request to the Company and shall make a contract with the Company regarding terms and conditions for use the Company’s Characters etc.
Article 4. Indemnification
4.1 The provision of Company’s Characters and Digital Asset Data of Company’s
Characters shall be on an “as-is” basis and warranty of fitness for particular purpose and other warranties including the non-infringement of third parties’ rights are not given.
4.2 The Company will not indemnify any loss or damages suffered by the Users in relation to the use of Company’s Characters etc. Further, in the event the User damages or harms others by using Company’s Characters etc., the said User shall be found responsible and assume the obligation to indemnify, and the Company shall assume no responsibility.
Article 5. Modification of License
In the event the Company determines necessary, the Company reserves the right to modify the contents of the License from time to time, and will post the modified contents, etc. on the Company’s webpage, etc. The User shall from time to time confirm the Company’s webpage, etc. on whether changes have been made. Regardless of whether the User confirmed, the User’s starting or continuing use of the Company’s Characters and its Derivative Works and Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters after the modified License becomes effective shall be deemed as the User having agreed to the modified License.
Article 6. End of License
6.1 In the event the User violates the terms of this License, the License granted to such
User shall automatically terminate. Thereafter, the User shall not use the Company’s Characters etc.
6.2 The use of the Company’s Characters etc. by the User may be suspended at any time based on the Company’s free will.
6.3 In the event the User, based on Articles 6.1 and 6.2, receives a notice from the Company that the License will be terminated or the User shall suspend the use of the Company’s Characters etc., it shall assume the following obligation and responsibilities:
(i) promptly cease Distribution, etc. of the Company’s Characters and its Derivative Works and Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters;
(ii) immediately delete the Company’s Characters and its Derivative Works and Digital Asset Data of Company’s Characters from the installed computer and delete them from all other stored devices; and
(iii) collect or delete all Company’s Characters etc. which have already been Distributed, etc. at its own cost.
6.4 The Company does not assume any responsibility for any damages suffered by the User or any third parties as a result of suspension of use of Company’s Character etc.
Article 7. Governing Law
The governing law of this License shall be the laws of Japan.
Article 8. Jurisdiction
Any dispute arising out of or in relation to this License shall be submitted to the Tokyo District Court as the exclusively agreed court of jurisdiction of first instance.
Article 9. Miscellaneous
9.1 This License is provided in Japanese. Any translation of this License to other
languages shall only be used for reference purposes. In the event of any inconsistency between the Japanese version of this License and the translated version, the Japanese version shall prevail.
9.2 The Company reserves the right to all rights related to Company’s Characters etc. not provided in this License.
9.3 In the event that there is a possibility that the User is in breach of this License or infringing a right not provided in this License but reserved under Article 9.2, the Company may send a notice indicating our request regarding the said act through e-mails, etc. If there is no response to the Company within fifteen (15) days from the delivery of such e-mails, etc., such use will be presumed to have violated this License.
9.4 In the event the Company approves the use of the Company’s Characters etc. beyond the scope of use provided under this License, the Company shall make such indication in a separate writing and have an executive officer of the Company sign and seal the same.